Welcome to the Chamber of Food And Agriculture® 

Chamber of Food and Agriculture is an approved organization of farmers and people associated with agricultural business across the country, which was established on June 1, 2023.

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TOTAL FUNDS:

$98,485

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What about CFA

Agriculture is the mainstay of Pakistan’s economy.

It accounts for 19% of the GDP and Together with agro-based products fetches 80% of the country’s total export earning. More than 42.3 % of the labour force is engaged in this sector.

About CFA

Our ObjectiveThe main objective of the establishment of the Chamber of Food and Agriculture is to bring together the small, big farmers and people associated with agribusiness across the country under one roof to protect the food security of the country and strive to protect the rights of the farmers. Efforts have to be made for the economic prosperity of the farmer.

The Chamber of Food and Agriculture is established to realize following aims and objectives:

– To formulate policy guidelines through mutual dialogue for sustainable development of agricultural sector and farmers’ prosperity and to ensure implementation of the agricultural policies
– To equip farmers with technological skills for attuning Pakistan’s agricultural sector in line with modern trends and realizing globally competitive productivity levels
– To strive for availability of international standard agricultural inputs (fertilizer, seed, pesticides, and agricultural equipment) and adopt concrete measures to prevent farmer exploitation in commodity markets
– To enable local farmers’ access to international markets and ensure globally competitive market price of farm commodities
– To promote culture of corporate farming and trade and initiate projects for raising income levels of rural masses
 – To streamline nationwide projects for skill development and economic wellbeing of women and youth in rural areas
– To raise livestock sector for meeting international standards and initiate projects for livestock related stakeholders
– To support the establishment of R&D department for producing high quality seeds of arable and horticultural crops and ensure their marketing in local and international markets

Projects:

Green & Clean Village Program

Skilled Youth & Prosperous Farmer Program

Save the Humanity from Hunger Program

Kisan Ghar Digital Shop

Model Village Program

Several factors that contribute to Pakistan not being considered the best agricultural land compared to some other countries. Here are some reasons:
Outdated Farming PracticesAntiquated farming techniques: ineffective, unsustainable, impede agricultural advancement.
Infrastructure and Storage FacilitiesVital for efficient operations, housing, and managing data and resources effectively.
Climate Change and Natural DisastersClimate change intensifies natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and droughts through warming and instability.
Water ScarcityA pressing global crisis with insufficient clean water for essential requirements, demanding immediate conservation and management.
Limited Research and DevelopmentMinimal investment in innovation and new product development.
Limited Access to Credit and InputsScarcity of credit and resources limits growth and productivity.
Policy and Governance IssuesCritical decisions shaping society’s rules, resources, and direction.

Challenges of Agriculture in Pakistan

The agriculture sector in Pakistan faces a number of challenges, including:
Water scarcity
Agriculture uses most of Pakistan’s water, and climate change is making the problem worse.
Low productivity:
Farmers in Pakistan produce less food than farmers in other countries. This is due to a number of factors, including lack of investment, outdated farming practices, and limited access to credit.
Market access:
Farmers in Pakistan often struggle to get their products to market. This is due to poor infrastructure, lack of information, and government intervention.
Climate change:
Extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, and heatwaves, are becoming more frequent and severe, and these events can have a devastating impact on crop production.
Soil degradation:
Soil is being depleted of nutrients due to overuse of fertilizers and pesticides, and this is reducing crop yields.

Membership

A Pakistani citizen who is affiliated with agriculture or agri-trade is eligible for membership of the Chamber after payment of annual membership subscription. Annual subscription is 30,000 for the Executive Category and 10,000 for the Associate Class. The women and technocrats are eligible for membership according to the allocated quota under relevant regulations. The interested candidates for membership may contact their relvant district chamber of directly contact the federation through e-mail.